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Suspect sought in Ventura jewel store robbery

A search is under way for the suspect behind a jewelry store robbery in Ventura on North Ventura Avenue on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011.

August 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is under way for the suspect behind a jewelry store robbery in Ventura on North Ventura Avenue.

Detectives said a clerk working at Joyeria El Mercadito was working alone Friday when a man came in armed with a gun.

The suspect started breaking display cases and scooping up jewelry and ran off.

The clerk wasn't hurt, but police haven't been able to find the suspect.

If you have any information that could help investigators find the robber, you're urged to call Ventura police Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS or (800) 222-8477.